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imprison ment



imprison mentn. [OE. enprisonment; F. emprisonnement.].
     The act of imprisoning, or the state of being imprisoned; confinement; restraint.  [1913 Webster]
    "His sinews waxen weak and raw
    Through long imprisonment and hard constraint.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Every confinement of the person is an imprisonment, whether it be in a common prison, or in a private house, or even by foreibly detaining one in the public streets."  [1913 Webster]
False imprisonment. (Law) See under False.
Syn. -- Incarceration; custody; confinement; durance; restraint.

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